Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke Academic Stakeholders Workgroup
July 7, 2023: The meeting begins with a presentation of findings in a recent study – U.S. Caregivers’ Attitudes and Risk Perceptions Toward Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke. Emma Sartin and Jalaj Maheshwari lead the group through the results.
Then, National Safety Council Program Manager Claudia Summers discusses a change in the workgroup structure, based on a safe systems approach. The goal: divide into subcommittees and develop countermeasures for response and prevention of PVH. Watch the recording.
April 6, 2023: Jessica Butterfield (National Safety Council) serves as moderator and presenter during the first part of this session. Then, members of the stakeholders group adjourn to breakout rooms to focus on a shared goal of advancing heatstroke prevention countermeasures.
- Research and Technology (Amy Artuso, National Safety Council)
- Communications (Tammy Franks, National Safety Council)
- Policy (Alaina Dahlquist, National Safety Council)
Following the breakout sessions, group members reconvene to report on activities and Butterfield shares closing announcements. Watch the recording.
Jan. 5, 2023: Jan Null and Kristin Kingsley lead this pediatric vehicular heatstroke discussion. Jessica Butterfield of the National Safety Council serves as moderator for the session. Null starts with a recap of PVH in 2022. He is a certified consulting meteorologist and adjunct professor at San Jose State University. He is considered one of the leading authorities on incidents involving kids and hot cars. He manages noheatstroke.org. Kingsley provides an OEM voluntary commitment report. She is a policy and strategic planning expert with a background in engineering. She brings technical expertise and a love of problem solving to the world of auto safety. She operates KKingsley Consulting. After the two presentations, members of the workgroup separate into breakout sessions. Watch the recording.